Melinda Hill in costume behind the scenes of Romantic Encounters
Lawrence, Kansas, US [1 ]
Comedian, actor, writer
Melinda Hill is an American comedian, actor and writer best known for her stand-up comedy work, [2 ] including appearances on [3 ] , The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson , The Bonnie Hunt Show [4 ] , America's Got Talent [5 ] , and Comics Unleashed and as the host of Who Wants to Date a Comedian? . Comedy.TV Hill, whose comedy "plays on" and subverts audience expectations created by her "bubbly, adorable, deceptively demure" appearance and presentation, [4 ] produces the weekly standup show [6 ] What's Up, Tiger Lily? and has performed in [7 ] Don't Tell My Mother! [8 ]
As an actor, Hill has appeared on
, Reno 911! [9 ] , The Sarah Silverman Program [10 ] , and Glory Daze , Nick Swardson's Pretend Time produced by [11 ] Adam Sandler, and in the film Bright Day opposite Bill Maher. As a voice actor, she has performed on Adventure Time and in the Emmy Award-winning Citibank commercial "Outfit". [12 ] In 2012 and 2013, she created, wrote and starred in the [13 ] web series Romantic Encounters and All Growz Up with Melinda Hill. [14 ] [15 ]
As a writer, she is also a regular contributor to
XOJane, HelloGiggles, and The Huffington Post. [16 ]
Critics have labeled Hill part of the "rom-com renaissance" and compared her work to
Woody Allen's and Judd Apatow's and her versatility to Louis CK's. Romantic Encounters with Melinda Hill was awarded for “outstanding achievement in writing and acting” at the 2014 LA Web Fest, [17 ] was nominated for a 2013 LA Weekly award for "best comedy series" and was an IndieWire Critic's Pick for "best comedy web series." [18 ] [19 ]
Filmography [ edit ]
Television [ edit ]
Web series [ edit ]
Totally Blonde Hotel Blonde
Vampires Anonymous Herself
Bright Day [4 ] Bonnie
I Am Comic Herself
Discography [ edit ]
Power Hot Tubbing
The Accidental Bisexual [1 ]
Six Ways to Bomb on America's Got Talent [16 ]
References [ edit ]
^ a b c Downs, Gordon. "Interview: Melinda Hill" . Retrieved 15 November 2013.
^ "Melinda Hill will have you Laughing Out Loud on Maui". Aloha Update . Retrieved April 20, 2011.
^ "Melinda Hill's Online Dating Comedy, "Marriage Material" @ Maui Cultural Center". mauivents.com. January 7, 2011 . Retrieved November 26, 2011.
^ a b c d e f Saxon, Sarah. "Q & A With Melinda Hill & Jillian Lauren of Eat My Podcast". Ms. Behaved . Retrieved 15 November 2013.
^ a b c Gadino, Dylan. "Behind the scenes of America’s Got Talent from a comedian who bombed". Laughspin . Retrieved 15 November 2013.
^ Carrie, Stephanie. "Interview with Jason Cilo – President of Meetinghouse Productions". LA Weekly . Retrieved 25 November 2013.
^ "What's Up, Tiger Lily? – Every Week Monday, 8:00pm – The Hollywood Studio Bar & Grill" . Retrieved November 26, 2011.
^ Bartolone, Tony. "Everybody's Talking About Don't Tell My Mother". Huffington Post . Retrieved 13 November 2013.
^ "Melinda Hill | Comics Unleashed". June 23, 2011 . Retrieved November 26, 2011.
^ a b c Miller, Julie. "Before The Rock's Take Came Kristen Wiig's 'Tooth Fairy. Next Movie. '"
^ Libby Molyneaux (April 8, 2010). "MAKE US LAUGH, FUNNY GIRL! MELINDA HILL". LA Weekly . Retrieved November 26, 2011.
^ a b c "We are Obsessed with Melinda Hill’s ‘All Growz Up’ Web Series". Comedy Cake . Retrieved 15 November 2013.
^ Anderson, Mae. "Fallon Nabs Emmy for Citibank Spot". Adweek . Retrieved 19 November 2013.
^ a b Carrie, Stephanie. "Steph's LA Weekly Feature Series – Melinda Hill's Romantic Encounters". LA Weekly . Retrieved October 18, 2013.
^ Chestang, Raphael. "Andy Dick Talks Making Out with an "Old Lady "" . Retrieved October 15, 2013.
^ a b Richardson, Emma Kat. "The Laughspin Interview with Melinda Hill, aka the Sad Secrets of Melinda Hill". Laughspin . Retrieved 15 November 2013.
^ Berry, Melissa. " "All Growz Up" - Quirky interviews hosted by comedian Melinda Hill in an alley" . Retrieved 28 January 2014.
^ . LA Web Fest http://www.lawebfest.com/ . Retrieved 31 March 2014.
^ Christian, Aymar Jean. "Critic's Picks: 2013's Best Comedy Web Series, and 18 More You Need to Watch Now". Indiewire . Retrieved 28 January 2014.
^ Hill, Melinda. "14 Oct, 2013 Tweet by @melindahill". Twitter . Retrieved 15 November 2013.
^ "Stand-Up Comic TV Appearances: Mon, 11/26 – Sat, 12/1". Stage Time Magazine . Retrieved 15 November 2013.
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